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It depends on the configuration, /etc/passwd for example can be whitespace sensitive, because then you've set a user's shell to /bin/tcsh and then they cannot login because /bin/tcsh does not exist. This can also be difficult to debug; logging should ideally quote or bracket things so the logs have '/bin/tcsh ' or [username ] in them, and looking at the data ...
In Debian Jessie, the whole configuration is in /etc/cups: classes.conf interfaces raw.convs subscriptions.conf cups-browsed.conf ppd raw.types subscriptions.conf cupsd.conf printers.conf snmp.conf cups-files.conf ssl Is your system "non-linux"?
Since plasma5's modularization the config files are not saved in a single folder anymore. You will find different files in ~/.config (typically ending with .rc) and some other parts in ~/.local (e.g. plasma themes). The plasmoids are saved in "~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc". It also saves the folder view desktop and the kickoff ...
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